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Graduation night fight ends in arrest

ROSALIA – David Castanon, 19, was booked into Whitman County Jail June 7 after allegedly fighting with and then restraining his girlfriend from leaving his home. Whitman County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of domestic dispute at about 5...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 11, 2020

Johnson, Albion parades canceled for Fourth

The Johnson Fourth of July Parade has been canceled. For the first time since the impromptu event began with a group of Druffel siblings in 1967, there will be no parade – which has grown to...

 

Colfax Fire gains ladder truck

Ladder 3 was placed into service June 2 after the firefighters "pushed" the truck into its new home at the Colfax station. The Colfax Fire Department took delivery of the "new" ladder truck to...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 11, 2020

Springs shift Almota Road work

Springs found on the dirt hills of the Almota Road project last week slowed down the ahead-of-schedule road-expansion as heavy equipment works in mud, hauling and placing basalt rock to form the base...

 

Lentil Fest 2020 canceled

PULLMAN – The National Lentil Festival is postponing its 2020 celebration to August 20-21, 2021. The Pullman Chamber of Commerce announced the move June 1, citing concern for the health and safety...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 11, 2020

New depression treatment office to open in Colfax

A new medical treatment office will open in Colfax this week, following an open house Thursday for Northwest Neurological TMS. The Spokane-based practice, operated by Dr. David Greeley, will offer...

 

Bad pass sends four to hospital

WAWAWAI – Six people were injured in a two-car collision June 7 near Wawawai Landing. Whitman County Deputies and EMS from Fire District 14 and Lewiston Fire responded about 4 p.m. to the incident. According to the Sheriff's office, deputies...

 

Littering ends in assault, obstruction charge

PULLMAN–Brad Rost, 26, Lewiston, was booked unto Whitman County Jail June 7 after allegedly attacking a Pullman Police Officer who was giving him a ticket for littering. According to the police report, Pullman Officer Breauna Banks saw Rost throw...

 

Speeder booked

UNIONTOWN – A man was booked into Whitman County Jail May 31 after reaching speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour south of Uniontown. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Langerveld was at a traffic stop just outside...

 

Controlled burn goes wild

COLFAX – Colfax Fire and Police responded June 2 to a report of a wildland fire past the city's sewer treatment plant. According to Fire Chief Craig Corbeill, a pile of brush being burned by the city public works department got away while burning...

 

Threatens office decorations

PULLMAN – A man called Pullman Police about 1:30 a.m. June 4, threatening to go to the police department to arrest officers and spray paint flowers on the station. The man has a history of interaction with the police and it is not believed that...

 

District Court filings

Trayte, David, for negligent driving first degree. Sentenced to 90 days with 89 suspended. Ordered to pay fines and fees of $843. Leighton, Preston, for physical control with BAC .14. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 suspended. Ordered to pay...

 

Colfax PD granted $250,000

COLFAX – Colfax Police Department will receive $250,000 from a Department of Justice grant to hire two new police officers. The DOJ announced nearly $400 million in grant funding this week through the Department's Office of Community Oriented...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    June 11, 2020

Answering the coffee guys' question

Many people have asked-whether directly or secondhand-about the page count at the Gazette since the virus hit. It all boils down to business practices, the bottom line and trying to keep our heads...

 

Misunderstood?

I sincerely hope I misread or misunderstood Nancy Street’s letter to the editor last week. She used three underlying premisses that hopefully she didn’t intend, or if she did, to which I strongly object. The first is that people “of European...

 

Fight, Flight and Freeze

Fight, Flight, and Freeze are the three biological responses to danger. There doesn't even have to be a real danger. If your nose smells danger, then your body is going to come out fighting, fleeing, or freezing. Body's choice. The survival instinct...

 

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